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Lock

Used in the context of general equities. Make a market both ways (bid andoffer) either on the bid, offering, or an in-between price only. Locking on the offering occurs to attract a seller, since the trader is willing to pay (and ask) the offering side when others only ask it. Locking on the bid side attracts buyers for similar reasons. Typically, the sell side requires a plus tick to comply with short sale rules.
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Mick Potter's St Helens take on Leeds Rhinos at Knowsley Road, as the grand finalists for the last three years lock horns.
There's the usual melodramatic courtroom intrigue: Shango and Ernie lock horns until they link arms; witnesses are reticent; jury selection is a racially problematic minefield; Ernie's suffering from an illness that results in brief fainting spells - his continuing with the case at a critical juncture could endanger his life (in reality, he lived to age 90).
PROPERTY developers are set to lock horns over Hollybrook, a large Victorian house in Dublin's Foxrock area which has just come up for sale.
Excitement builds up as spectators from all over the emirate gather to watch the bulls lock horns.
AC Milan lock horns with Manchester United at the San Siro in a game which could see David Beckham line up against his former club for the first time since he left in 2003.
Glasgwegian Stephen Maguire will lock horns with Englishman Ali Carter in the last four.
4pm Women's football European Under-19 Championship Eurosport, 4pm-6pm Hosts Belarus and Switzerland lock horns in the opening clash of the tournament 4.
SUNDERLAND'S Roy Keane will lock horns with Kevin Keegan for the first time at Newcastle on Sunday and said: "I was delighted to see him come back.
Stoke City and Crystal Palace lock horns in this evening's Championship fixture at the Britannia Stadium, as the hosts look to record the double over the Eagles.
The Chicago resident, visiting a friend who lives in Hollywood, said later she hoped to one day lock horns with Robinson.
MOSCOW: A former Russian fighter pilot is to lock horns in a new profession - bullfighting.
Solwhit will with Hurricane Ireland's two best hurdlers Hurricane Fly and Solwhit lock horns for the fourth time in the five-runner December Festival Hurdle and, having emerged on top in the Rabobank Champion Hurdle at the Punchestown Festival last April and in the 'Hatton's Grace' at Fairyhouse, Hurricane Fly looks nailed-on to do the business again.